Sand and Tissue Paper Thanksgiving Day Crafts.
These are great crafts for children ages 5-10. Under close supervision you can also help children younger than this age group create these fun and unique gifts.
Tissue Paper Turkeys.
Colored construction paper
Colored tissue paper in fall colors
Draw and cut out 2 oval feather shapes in each color, red orange brown and yellow.
Draw and cut out a pear shape body piece out of brown construction paper.
Draw and cut out a circle for the head out of brown construction paper.
Draw and cut out a peanut shape from the red construction paper.
Draw and cut out a triangle shaped beak from the orange construction paper.
Glue the feathers to the back of the body.
Cut tissue paper to approximately 1inch by 1 inch.
Place the eraser end of a pencil so the eraser is in the center of the tissue paper on the table.
Rub the pencil between your palms while pressing firmly down onto the tissue paper. This should make the tissue paper curl up around the eraser.
When the ends of the tissue paper are all sticking up, glue the tissue paper to the corresponding construction paper color on the turkey.
Continue doing this until the entire turkey is covered.
Then place the beak, google eyes and red peanut shape construction paper on to form the face.
You can use this tissue project for a variety of other Thanksgiving Day shapes as well such as leaves and Indian corn.
(This craft is very messy so be sure and do it somewhere that is easily cleaned, preferably not on carpet).
Print out a cornucopia coloring page printable such as the one located at http://www.first-school.ws/t/cp_seasonal/f_cornucopia_turkey.htm .
Have the children paint on glue, one part of the cornucopia at a time.
Once they have one part of the cornucopia painted with glue have them pour on the color of sand that they want for that part of the cornucopia. Shake the paper lightly to get the glue as covered by sand as possible. Shake off extra sand and move on to brushing on glue to another part of the cornucopia and repeat the process until the entire picture is colored in by sand.
Allow to dry and take home.
You can actually do this sand project for any Thanksgiving Day pintables.